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About opportunities for the printed circuit board industry
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About opportunities for the printed circuit board industry

About opportunities for the printed circuit board industry


1. Overview of Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

Where are copper clad laminates generally used? It is used in a printed circuit board (PCB). Various printed circuit boards of different forms and functions are selectively processed, etched, drilled, and copper-plated on the copper clad board to make different printed circuits. Therefore, the performance, quality, processability in manufacturing, manufacturing level, manufacturing cost, and long-term reliability and stability of the printed circuit board depend to a large extent on the copper clad laminate.

Everyone should be familiar with printed circuit boards (PCBs), and they often come into contact with them. Printed circuit board (PCB) is a finished board with insulated substrate and conductor as materials, designed and made into a printed circuit, printed component or a combination of conductive patterns according to the pre-designed circuit schematic diagram. Simply put, a printed circuit board (PCB) is a provider of electrical connections for electronic components.

The downstream of the PCB industry covers almost all electrical circuit products, and the core applications with the largest output value include communication equipment, computers, consumer electronics and automotive electronics. With the development of electrification and automation in human society, the application range of PCBs is becoming wider and wider, and there are no other substitutes for the time being.

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2. Why is the printed circuit board (PCB) industry about to explode?

Mainly because the downstream of PCB is affected by the explosion of 5G, Internet of Things, cloud computing and other needs, the industry's prosperity is showing an accelerating trend. At present, the PCB industry is developing rapidly. From the previous application in home appliances, desktop computers, notebooks, and smart phones to the current 5G, Internet of Things, cloud computing and other applications, it can be said that it has entered the fifth period. In recent years, the global PCB production capacity has gradually shifted eastward. China, Japan, and individual countries in Asia have become major PCB production contributors. my country’s PCB production value has risen from 31% of the world’s in 2008 to over 50% at present. %. Occupies half of the world. As a result, the downstream boom of the PCB industry drives the development of PCB.

3. The specific application requirements of the printed circuit board (PCB)

1) The high growth of 5G and the server industry drives demand.

According to Prismark statistics, the PCB market size of the downstream communications industry in 2018 was 11.692 billion U.S. dollars, and it will reach 13.747 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% from 2017 to 2022. Mainly because of the advent of the 5G era, the construction of 5G base stations, cloud computing, and accelerated applications such as the Internet of Things have greatly increased the demand for PCB applications. The explosive growth of the server market in 2018 drove the demand for high-level boards. In the future, 5G construction will further expand server demand and promote server product upgrades. The server PCB market is expected to continue to expand.

2) Automobile electrification and intelligence bring new space for automobile PCB.

In 2018, the output value of automotive PCB was 7.6 billion U.S. dollars. It is estimated that the global automotive PCB output value will reach 10.171 billion U.S. dollars in 2023, with a compound growth rate of 6%. For example, smart cars, the beginning and the imminent popularity of driverless technology have brought many new opportunities to the PCB industry.

3) PCBs for consumer electronics have a lot of room for growth.

According to Prismark statistics, the output value of PCB used in consumer electronics in 2018 was 24.171 billion U.S. dollars, and it is expected to reach 28.87 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, with a CAAGR of 4.2%. For example, in 2020, with the large-scale commercial development of 5G, the replacement wave of 5G mobile phones to replace 4G mobile phones will also arrive, which will also greatly drive the demand for PCBs.

All in all, the demand for the PCB market is on the eve of an outbreak, and the scale of this market is extremely large. According to forecasts, around the world in 2022, the demand for PCB output value will reach about 52 billion US dollars, about 350 billion yuan. It is also a huge market.

4. Printed circuit board industry chain

We can know that benefiting from the increased demand for downstream communications equipment, consumer electronics, automobiles, computers and peripheral equipment, aerospace defense, etc., there is a possibility of improvement in the prosperity of the relevant industry chains in the upper and middle reaches.

At present, our country is in the stage of economic structural transformation, from high growth to high-quality development. At this stage, the competitiveness of science and technology has been raised to an unprecedented height.